Noncommunicable diseases—including heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, and cancer—currently cause 7 out of every 10 deaths globally. And 85% of these premature deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. But close to 7 million such deaths could be prevented…
An 8-year effort to test the rigor of 50 influential cancer lab experiments found that half of the scientific claims in those studies didn’t hold up,
High prices, hard-to-access human insulin, few insulin producers, and weak health systems are just some of the barriers that people with diabetes face a century after insulin was discovered, WHO notes in a new report ahead of World Diabetes Day on Sunday.
Colin Powell’s cancer left the history-making former general and US Secretary of State with an impaired immune system that couldn’t fight off complications from COVID-19, AP reports. Powell, who was vaccinated against COVID-19, had been treated in recent years for…
Melanoma is often associated with sun exposure. Not so for acral lentiginous melanoma, a little-understood form of the disease that crops up mainly in the hands and feet of people in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. While studying in the UK, Carla Daniela Robles-Espinoza…
60% of the 55 million families affected by Alzheimer’s globally live in low- and middle-income countries—yet the vast majority of genetic research on the disease has been limited to westerners.
South Africa’s sugar tax is working, reducing sugary drink purchases by 28% since 2018, offering a key means to address the country’s sky-high levels of diabetes and obesity. But still:
The global toll of dementia is rising—and so is the cost, coming in at $1.3 trillion per year. The WHO released its latest status report yesterday:
This summer, 22 graduate science writing students at Johns Hopkins immersed themselves in reporting on health disparities. They read deeply and met with STAT reporter Nicholas St.
Persistent cognitive issues and the troubling brain scans of recovering COVID-19 patients have led researchers to explore whether coronavirus infection ups the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.